NASS Crops 7-27-15

NASS Crops 7-27-15

Nebraska Corn, Soybean Crops on Track

July 27, 2015

For the week ending July 26, 2015, Nebraska experienced near normal temperatures throughout the state, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Portions of the southeast received up to four inches of rain, while the rest of the state generally saw totals amouting to one inch or less. The combination of warm conditions with scattered rain facilitated crop development in most areas, although locations with minimal rainfall reported dryland stress.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6% very short, 24% short, 66% adequate, and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5% very short, 21% short, 71% adequate, and 3% surplus.

Crop Conditions

 

  • Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 20% fair, 57% good, and 17% excellent. Corn silking was at 83%, near 82% for both last year and the five-year average. Dough was at 11%, behind 21% last year and the average of 16%.
  • Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 28% fair, 61% good, and 10% excellent. Sorghum headed was at 42%, ahead of 34% last year and the 23% average. Sorghum coloring was at 2%, near 5% last year and the 1% average.
  • Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 6% poor, 21% fair, 57% good, and 15% excellent. Soybeans blooming was at 77%, behind 82% last year, but near 78% average. Setting pods was at 33%, behind 50% last year, but near the average of 32%.
  • Winter wheat condition rated 15% very poor, 20% poor, 32% fair, 31% good, and 2% excellent. Winter wheat harvested was 81%, ahead of 75% last year, but near the average of 80%.
  • Oats condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 25% fair, 61% good, and 6% excellent. Oats mature was at 91%, ahead of 82% last year. Harvested was at 60%, ahead of 54% last year, but behind the average of 72%.
  • Alfalfa condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 28% fair, 54% good, and 13% excellent. Alfalfa second cutting was at 80%, near 84% last year, but behind 85% average. Third cutting was at 23%, behind 33% last year, but near the average of 21%.
  • Dry edible beans condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 20% fair, 68% good, and 8% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was at 68%, well ahead of 46% last year, and ahead of 51% average. Setting pods was at 16%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 22% fair, 58% good, and 12% excellent.